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Ali Badrakhan
علي بدرخان
Born (1946-04-25) April 25, 1946 (age 75)
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter
(m. 1970; div. 1981)

Ali Badrakhan[1] (born April 25, 1946) is an Egyptian film director and screenwriter, the son of the director Ahmed Badrakhan. He worked as assistant to Fatin Abdel Wahab in Land of Hypocrisy in 1968, and with Youssef Chahine in the films "Selection" in 1971 and The Sparrow in 1974; his first movie was "The Love That Was" (1973) by Soad Hosny. Badrakhan collaborated with Naguib Mahfouz, Salah Jahin, and Ahmed Zaki.

Early life

Badrakhan was born to father Ahmed Badrakhan and mother Salwa Allam in Cairo circa 1946.


Year Title Arabic Title Notes
1969 Nadia
1975 Karnak الكرنك Director, Writer
1978 Shafika and Metwali شفيقة ومتولي Director, Writer
1981 People on the Top أهل القمة Director, Writer
1986 The Hunger Al-Go'a, الجوع Director, Writer, Producer
1991 The Sheperd and the Women Al-Ra'i wal Nisaa, الراعى والنساء Director, Producer
2002 Desire Al-Raghba Director

See also